ERIC Number: ED065663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Educating the Employed Disadvantaged for Upgrading. A Report on Remedial Education Programs in the Paper Industry.
Rowan, Richard L.; Northrup, Herbert R.
This study is an attempt to determine the impact of adult basic education programs on the upward mobility of disadvantaged workers. The programs studied were utilized by southern paper companies to increase the promotion potential of Negroes who were originally employed for unskilled jobs without opportunities for advancement. The study found that the programs promised more than they could deliver and that there was no relation between the taking of courses, test scores, and job advancement. The few disadvantaged Negroes who completed the courses showed little improvement in arithmetic an virtually none in reading. Programed teaching methods were unsuccessful, and the packaged courses disregarded the trainees' cultural characteristics. (BH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Black Employment, Blacks, Educationally Disadvantaged, Inplant Programs, Program Effectiveness, Promotion (Occupational)
H. R. Northrup, Director, Univ. of Penn., Industrial Research Unit, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 ($5.95)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Univ., Philadelphia. Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.